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One of mine.
Originally posted on DooRFrame Books:
Camille and one particular lady promise to look up my books. Most times, these are idle promises but it’s still nice to imagine. And one never knows.
In Atlanta, I have a long unexpected layover. On the B concourse is BUCKHEAD BOOKS which includes the Intermezzo Cafe – very nice. I manage to procure a seat at a marble wraparound shelf with comfortable tall chairs with the waitstaff’s permission. Just as I am waiting for my menu, a woman approaches, puts her things down near me and promptly asks me if I need a menu. I nod; she walks to the cash register cubby. When she comes back, I ask, “Do you work here?” She says, “I’m the owner.”
Immediately – less than the time it takes for you to read this – I say, “I’m going to take a chance.” I reach into my handbag – which I only carry on trips – pull out both my Facebook card (courtesy of Moo.com) and my DooRFrame Books card (via Vistaprint). I tell her I’m a novelist, look around at her shelves full of new books and say, “But of course I’m self-published.” She says sometimes she carries self-published works. So, I hand her my cards. She also promises to “take a look at your books.”
Tornado in November?
Originally posted on Which Way Now 101:
“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”
I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.
A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?
I am not a fashion guru, but these stunning looks are well – just stunning!
Originally posted on littleprettymess:
I though this collection was such a great source of inspiration Kate Spade Spring 2014, must of the pieces are so chic and cute, i love the details of the outfits, like the bags and rings! The pastel colours dresses are amazing my favorite of the collection. What do you think? What piece of this colection is your favorite?
Next Sunday, inspiration from London fashion week! Excited! 😁
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Cuando vi esta coleccion me parecio una fuentes de inspiracion increible, es Kate Spade Primavera 2014, la mayoria de las piezas me parecen super chic y elegantes, me encantan los detalles de los looks como los anillos y bolsos, y la parte de tonos pastel una de mis favoritos! Que os parece? Que piezas de esta coleccion os gustan mas? El proximo domingo un poco de inspiracion de la semana de la moda en Londres! 😊
Espero que esteis teniendo un fin de semana genial!
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Portraits in Africa – Then and Now ( Young Gallery ) – video.
Originally posted on Belafrika Media:
Redécouvrez cette exposition de photographie contemporaine sur le thème de l’Afrique,expo qui rassemble divers photographes en collaboration avec Walter De Weerdt qui fait un grand travail de mise en valeur de l’art contemporain africain…présentée à la Young Gallery située sur l’Avenue Louise à Bruxelles.
A nice review of FRUITVALE STATION with an interview of Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker.
Originally posted on MusicMoviesThoughts:
I can remember, back in January of 2009, starting the New Year as many do with new goals set, new expectations for myself, and the feeling of a fresh start. Then several days later, I was one of many persons who viewed a terrible tragedy on a YouTube video. It was a haunting and poignant reminder of how precious life is and how sudden it can be taken. I’m of course referring to the death of 22-years-old Oscar Grant III, who was murdered on January 1st, 2009 by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District) police officer at the now infamous Fruitvale subway stop in Oakland, CA. Oscar was removed from the train by BART officers, after he fought with rivals, and was shot in the back while lying face down on the train platform.
Among those persons who viewed the video was then 22-year-old film student Ryan Coogler, who explained in promotional materials that the event itself and the subsequent aftermath inspired him to make FRUITVALE STATION. “During the trial I saw how the situation became politicized: depending on which side of the political fence people stood on, Oscar was either cast as a saint who had never done anything wrong in his life, or he was painted as a monster who got what he deserved that night. I felt that in that process, Oscar’s humanity was lost. When anyone’s life is lost, the true nature of the tragedy lies in who they were to the people that knew him or her the best.”
And I just love snow…
Originally posted on Breathing Space:
Yesterday was a bright sunshiny day. It was also day 5 of a 6 day work week for me, and about -17 Celsius with a brisk wind. I looked outside in the morning and said EFF THIS, or words to that effect. This is March for the love of all that’s holy, not January. It wouldn’t have been so disappointing to get all this snow if we hadn’t been seeing bare roads and snowless walkways and little tiny hints of spring. Now they’ve disappeared again.
I just noticed quite by accident that I started the VBA blog exactly one year ago today! I’m totally surprised as I had no idea this little site has been up and running a full 365+ days.
Thank you one and all for your continued support of your fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere. Each one of you is unique and worth reading.
Here’s to the Versatile Blogger Award and each one of you, my fellow VBA winners!